Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Under the Black Umbrella: Voices from Colonial Korea, 1910-1945, by Hildi Kang

A memorable collection of essays, letters and narratives by citizens who lived through the Japanese occupation of Korea. The personal voices of the people give a unique perspective to a difficult period of Korean modern history for which, at the time of the publication of this book, 1980, few writings in English existed.

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